REMINGTON PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE

Remington Safety Recall Notice:

Remington has issued a voluntary recall for Model 700™ and Model Seven™ actions/rifles and X-Mark Pro® (XMP®) triggers manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014.

There is a strong warning associated with this recall, so if you have one of these rifles/parts, please check your serial number here:http://xmprecall.remington.com/ .


 

Where to find your Serial Number

The rifle’s serial number is located where the barrel meets the receiver (for a right handed rifle, the serial number is located on a user’s left, and for a left handed rifle, the serial number is located on a user’s right).

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You may also call 800-243-9700 between 9AM and 5PM EDT, Monday – Friday, to inquire.

If you have a recalled part/rifle, Remington has asked that you deal directly with them to arrange for repair and/or replacement.

 

 

Firearms Industry Economic Impact Nearly Doubles in Five Years

The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from more than 166,000 to more than 245,000, a 48 percent increase in that five-year period, according to a new report released today by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry’s trade association.

“We have seen dramatic, unprecedented during peacetime growth in the firearms and ammunition industry that is the direct result of consumer demand for our products in the last five years,” said Stephen L. Sanetti, NSSF president and chief executive officer. “While our nation’s overall economic recovery has been slow since 2008, our industry has been a true bright spot, increasing our direct workforce by nearly half, adding jobs that pay an average of more than $47,700 in wages and benefits. Supplier and induced jobs* were also increased by about half since 2008, even as we increased federal tax payments by 93 percent, Pittman-Robertson excise taxes that support wildlife conservation by 83 percent and state business taxes by 77 percent.”

The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2013 provides a state by state breakdown of job numbers, wages and output covering direct, supplier and induced employment, as well as federal excise taxes paid. Access the full report here.

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2014 Gunsmithing Courses

This weekend we’re our yearly gunsmithing courses began

Starting with AR-15 on Saturday and Glock on Sunday.

All class goers learned valuable information and practical skills.


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Saturday’s attendees learned; Function, tactical upgrades, design, cleaning, maintenance, scope installation, parts installation, repairs, field strip, complete tear-down, knowing your options, competition upgrades, how to build up your lego set, hunting options and varmint.

Sunday’s attendees learned; Function, mag release installation, design, cleaning, maintenance, repairs, slide release installation, field strip, how often to change spring, complete tear-down, parts installation, trigger job upgrade kits, carry upgrades, competition upgrades, where to oil, where not oil and safe action trigger.


Don’t miss out on our next weekend’s courses on 1911 and Cleaning & Maintenance!

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FBI Arrests Anti-Gun California Senator on Firearm Trafficking Charges

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Being good Americans, we take the position that anyone who is arrested and charged with multiple crimes is innocent until proven guilty. That’s more than California state senator Leland Yee (D) has done for gun owners in the past. In August 2012, Yee said “no one will convince me it’s anything other than a joke to say that having multiple clips and semi-automatic weapons that can shoot 100 or more bullets at a time is necessary in this state or in this country, it’s ridiculous.” 

Now, Yee has other things with which to concern himself, and none is a joking matter.

The San Jose Mercury-News reports that “Yee now is accused of consorting with notorious felons, accepting money for his cash-strapped political campaigns in exchange for favors and promising undercover FBI agents he could deliver connections to international gun runners.” Additionally, he “is depicted in a startling, 137-page FBI affidavit of repeatedly offering to broker illegal firearms sales in exchange for campaign contributions,” and he is “linked to a host of wrongdoing to pad his political war chest, charged with seven felonies in a case with two dozen defendants accused of everything from money laundering to murder-for-hire.” 

The Sacramento Bee reports that also arrested along with Yee was one Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a former Chinatown organized crime figure who once served time in prison for gun trafficking, and who radical gun control supporter Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) later praised as a model of reform. The paper separately reports that “The FBI affidavit attached to the corruption case of state Sen. Leland Yee details a world of armaments: bulletproof vests, revolvers, assault rifles, shoulder-fired rockets and mines.”

KRON-4, a San Francisco-area station, reports that Yee “asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker.” Court documents posted with the KRON-4 article assert that “According to Senator Yee, the arms dealer had contacts in Russia, Ukraine, Boston and Southern California. . . . Senator Yee said, ‘Do I think we can make some money? I think we can make some money. Do I think we can get the good? I think we can get the goods.’ . . .  Senator Yee said ‘Because, I’m getting a little more into this, it’s not just Russia; the Muslim countries have sources too’. . . Senator Yee asked [another person involved] if he wanted ‘automatic weapons’ as opposed to semi-automatic weapons.”

Like Chow, Yee, too, is popular with gun control supporters. In 2006, the Brady Campaign rated Yee an “A+” andnamed him to the group’s so-called “Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll.” In bestowing the “honor,” the Brady Campaign noted that Yee had sponsored legislation to require semi-automatic handguns to have micro-stamping features and had supported a variety of other gun control proposals. 

Now, gun control advocates join Yee in having other things with which to concern themselves. The Associated Pressreports “Gun-control groups (are) trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.”

Until now, Yee had been campaigning to be elected as California’s Secretary of State. He has since withdrawn from the race. SF Gate reports that Yee’s lawyer sized up his client’s situation by saying “The future will hold a lot of work.”

No doubt it will.

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